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[texts]Identity formation and collaborative inquiry in the zone of proximal development: eighth grade ESL students doing research - a teacher research study: a dissertation - Bearse, Carol Irene
This study is an ethnographic investigation of a Grade Eight ESL IV class conducting research with topics of their own choosing from October, 2001 through May, 2002. This investigation is conceived as a qualitative teacher-research study: an ethnographic examination of collaborative inquiry in the ESL classroom setting where the majority of the students are Brazilian. --Abstract
Keywords: English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers -- Psychologial aspects
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[texts]Imagining imagination: a phenomenological study of children's drawings of imagination: a dissertation - Callahan, Robert M.
This study investigates imagination in children and presents research into the phenomenological study of children's drawings of imagination.
Keywords: Children's drawings -- Psychological aspects
Downloads: 482
[texts]Impact of psychological trauma on learning and functioning in women with learning disabilities: looking at classroom trauma: a dissertation - Jane Utley Adelizzi
This study investigates women and learning disabilities and the impact of psychological trauma.
Keywords: Learning disabilities
Downloads: 573
[texts]Including elders' voices: a model for gerontology curriculum design in higher education: a dissertation - Gelish-Gugliucci, Marilyn Rose
This study has proposed a new model for gerontology curriculum design. The model involves elders at two levels: designing gerontology courses/programs and participating in the students' learning experiences… The proposed curriculum model is framed within progressive and confluent curriculum ideologies: thereby, supporting experiential learning, personal growth, integration of attitudes, feelings, emotions, and relevance...
Keywords: Gerontology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
Downloads: 292
[texts]Influences on professional learning: five teachers' stories: a dissertation - Sterling, Mary Lincoln
The purpose of this study was to identify and understand changes that endured in teachers' knowledge and practice after participation in professional development. Case studies were conducted with five teachers who completed a common professional development course in pedagogy... --Abstract
Keywords: Teachers -- In-service training -- United States -- Case studies
Downloads: 227
[texts]Information literacy: an issue of equity for new majority students: a dissertation - Jackman, Lana Webb
Educating over 49% of those who attend higher education, public colleges and universities must assume a more dynamic leadership role during this societal transformation if New Majority students are to develop the intellectual skills required to compete effectively in today's marketplace. By adopting an information literacy culture, public higher education can foster the intellectual empowerment needed by New Majority students to evolve into competent life-long learners and contributors to Americ...
Keywords: Educational equalization; Computer literacy
Downloads: 953
[texts]Integrating contemplative practice into the undergraduate pursuit of finding and following an intuitive call - Wall, Jan W.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the integration of contemplative practice into higher education. The intention of such integration would be to facilitate a students ability to hear and follow an intuitive call. Intuition was defined as an immediate, unmediated or tacit way of knowing; calls or callings as inner directives towards meaningful life pursuits. Intuition and calls were seen as overlapping and interchangeable terms...
Keywords: Holistic education; Contemplation; Higher education; Education, Higher--Philosophy; Vocation; Contemplative practice; Calls; Developmental readiness; Disorienting dilemma; Heuristic research; Intuition; Tacit knowledge; Undergraduates
Downloads: 602
[texts]Investigation of the relationship between middle school science teachers' knowledge and beliefs regarding the coherence and connections among science concepts and their classroom practices: a dissertation - Eberle, Francis
This phenomenological investigation used an inductive qualitative research approach with multiple instruments and processes including a survey, interviews, classroom observations, concept maps, and classroom materials for data. The results suggest that middle school science teachers' ability to teach science in a connected and coherent fashion may be tied to their mental schema for organizing science ideas, curriculum materials, and their reflections on what they are teaching and why...
Keywords: Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Case studies
Downloads: 157
[texts]Is this a mirror I see before me?: adolescent girls use imaginal writing to re-vision life experience: a dissertation - Marzelli, Cameron L.
This participant observer collective case study was an investigation of the ways in which an imaginal writing process might facilitate resilience in adolescent grils who has previously used writing to respond to challenging life experience. --Abstract
Keywords: Teenage girls -- Psychology; Creative writing -- Therapeutic use
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